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=Investigating and Questioning Birds as Symbols of Freedom and the Human Urge to Fly =
 
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Birds have long been associated with the concepts of freedom and liberty. Looking at the lifestyle of most birds, this association makes complete sense. Gliding effortlessly through the air, flying in incredible altitudes, covering impressive distances in short periods of time, they really do seem to possess great freedom.
  
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As I was thinking about birds as symbols of freedom, it occurred to me that there are also a lot flightless bird species. Are chickens also symbols of freedom? Or penguins? Ostriches? If birds are a symbol for liberty, isn't it ironic how some species are treated? This made me question if the true symbol of freedom is flying rather than birds. Is not being bound to earth is what makes us associate birds with freedom so much? Do humans also seek freedom by flying? What are the motivations of people who fly as a hobby e.g. skydivers, BASE jumpers, hobby pilots? Why do people buy private jets? Is freedom selective among humans but also among birds? Is it a privilege?
  
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For this video edit, I compiled audio and video material from various YouTube videos. The audio is composed of speeches of political figures from the US, Germany and Turkey; interviews with people such as skydivers, pilots BASE jumpers and street interviews etc. Using the 'find_word' python script, I searched for the words 'freedom', 'liberty', 'free' and the corresponding German and Turkish words in the .srt files of each video. I then compiled all of the videos into one file. To mix everything up a bit, I arranged them so that every subsequent clip is from a different video. Then I exported the resulting compilation as a .wav file.
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njvz6i4j_Ig FREEDOM OF FLIGHT]
 
  
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3jJVMfduyI Why I love America]
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The visual part of the video was created using a python object detection script. I downloaded videos of chicken farms, zoos, penguins, 'celebrity' eagles, wingsuit flyers, military parades, urban birds and other various material and ran the script, detecting and printing scenes with birds or planes in the frame. Finally, I merged these scenes into one video and combined this with the .wav file I made previously.
  
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-REgO2KuGM Why do you love America]
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The videos I used to make this edit can be found here:
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[[Source Material]]
  
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbHGf1qPjgk Two Treatises of Government - John Locke and Natural Rights]
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=='''Other Videos'''==
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===Word Sorting:===
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pW2zNeEAUE I Want to be a BASE jumper (documentary)]
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===Pitch Resorting:===
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSt7a8ZlxuE Freedom in the Air | flying with C172 Union Control | Disabled pilot]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e49b90fGNQ8 Long - U.S. Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony - Dalai Lama]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4bwUif8AGg Mein innerer Antrieb]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76F14TQXm_0 WHY I LIKE FLYING by RICHARD DYKEN]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNYWdosV0yA Epidemische Notlage: Geben Sie den Menschen ihre Freiheit zurück! - AfD-Fraktion im Bundestag]
 
 
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5t-GCJKLaM NTV - STAR TV Ortak Canlı Yayını]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXDuZe2V7ks Inside New Zealand's Lost Hippy Commune]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co9buL2OwTk Afghanistan on the hippie trail in the 1960s &70s - A lost paradise. With English subtitles]
 
 
 
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0E4VsR31hI The Private Life of Chickens]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0E4VsR31hI How Poultry Farm Make Million Eggs and Meat - Inside Modern Chickens Farm - Poultry Farm Technology]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJEM3TUX-uU Chicken meat production. BBC Countryfile]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLBJ654xeXI Meet the free range egg farmer - Fresh stories from the farm]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGz87xSBpyI Challenger the Bald Eagle Flies During 9/11 Memorial]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_U9aTmuT5A Challenger the bald eagle visits 'Fox & Friends']
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M41aZX5ijVM Watch Donald Trump Dodge a Bald Eagle | Person Of The Year 2015 | TIME]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbnHFPzR8p0 Very Very Large Dove Release]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUA8wcq235g Peace & Freedom Symbol for Tunisia, United Nations .mp4]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9ZJvPTIBq8&list=PLD2C699DE6608DCE4&index=17 NEW Video - Joseph Gabriel - Dove Act]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uYzC7tq9RM Penguins Huddle To Keep Their Eggs Warm | Natural World: Penguins Of The Antarctic | BBC Earth]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tkse1Mzh74 Cincinnati Zoo Tour & Review with The Legend]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGnDesCCihg Kansas City Zoo Penguins 3 August 2017 One in every bunch]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGIG9EOOqbA USAF Thunderbirds 2019 Huntington Beach Air Show]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmp51YN-7wc Highlights: China celebrates 70th anniversary with biggest ever military parade]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4m7wT_77XI Bombardier Global 6000 | Private Jet Travel | NetJets]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXuQ0kFpBP4 Driven Partridge Shooting in Spain (2020) | Chasse à la Perdrix En Espagne | صيد الحجل في اسبانيا]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A1q7v4btbk Istanbul | Flow Through the City of Tales - Turkish Airlines]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3oHpX6ukY4 Venice Italy - Pigeons At Piazza San Marco]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwOI3WZA6xo Wingsuit Dent de Crolles]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAK25QIP4jA Wingsuit base jumping walenstadt 2015]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OifhEuyyyo Poultry Chicken slaughterhouse machinery Slaughter-plucking]
 
 
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjPJbCx4gko How it's made - Mass production chicken fabric chicken factory BG subtitles]
 
 
 
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==Pitch Resorting:==
 
  
 
Giant Steps via Morning Mood
 
Giant Steps via Morning Mood
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==Object Recognition:==
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===Object Recognition:===
  
 
Motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam compared to motorbikes in Chicago, USA
 
Motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam compared to motorbikes in Chicago, USA
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Latest revision as of 13:00, 28 February 2022

Investigating and Questioning Birds as Symbols of Freedom and the Human Urge to Fly

Birds have long been associated with the concepts of freedom and liberty. Looking at the lifestyle of most birds, this association makes complete sense. Gliding effortlessly through the air, flying in incredible altitudes, covering impressive distances in short periods of time, they really do seem to possess great freedom.

As I was thinking about birds as symbols of freedom, it occurred to me that there are also a lot flightless bird species. Are chickens also symbols of freedom? Or penguins? Ostriches? If birds are a symbol for liberty, isn't it ironic how some species are treated? This made me question if the true symbol of freedom is flying rather than birds. Is not being bound to earth is what makes us associate birds with freedom so much? Do humans also seek freedom by flying? What are the motivations of people who fly as a hobby e.g. skydivers, BASE jumpers, hobby pilots? Why do people buy private jets? Is freedom selective among humans but also among birds? Is it a privilege?

For this video edit, I compiled audio and video material from various YouTube videos. The audio is composed of speeches of political figures from the US, Germany and Turkey; interviews with people such as skydivers, pilots BASE jumpers and street interviews etc. Using the 'find_word' python script, I searched for the words 'freedom', 'liberty', 'free' and the corresponding German and Turkish words in the .srt files of each video. I then compiled all of the videos into one file. To mix everything up a bit, I arranged them so that every subsequent clip is from a different video. Then I exported the resulting compilation as a .wav file.

The visual part of the video was created using a python object detection script. I downloaded videos of chicken farms, zoos, penguins, 'celebrity' eagles, wingsuit flyers, military parades, urban birds and other various material and ran the script, detecting and printing scenes with birds or planes in the frame. Finally, I merged these scenes into one video and combined this with the .wav file I made previously.

The videos I used to make this edit can be found here: Source Material

Other Videos

Word Sorting:

Pitch Resorting:

Giant Steps via Morning Mood

Object Recognition:

Motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam compared to motorbikes in Chicago, USA